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September 4, 2023

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Some immigrant visa classifications accept derivatives, such as F11, F31, F41, F2A, and F2B. If your case is IR1, IR2 or IR5, your petition is individual for a single applicant.

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines a minor as someone who is unmarried and under the age of 21. The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) was created to protect certain minors from coming of age. The CSPA provides a method for calculating age to see if it meets the definition of “minor” for immigration purposes.

If someone turns 21 or is not covered by the CSPA, before the visa, they can no longer be considered a minor for immigration purposes. This means that a new petition or application must be filed.

To calculate the CSPA, please consult: https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-7-part-a-chapter-7.

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